Welcome to Terrigal Gestalt Institute

Dinah Buchanan - Gestalt Therapy Training Central Coast New South Wales

Dinah Buchanan

Welcome to our website. Here you’ll find information about the history and practice of the Gestalt Approach and the courses we offer. Our Institute is located on the Central Coast of New South Wales in East Gosford. Terrigal Gestalt Institute was founded in 2005 and is an independent training and educational organisation providing Professional training and personal development programs in, free and low cost Counselling for the public in our TGI Counselling Clinic, Clinical Supervision and mentoring, and premises for Clinical Practitioners (at The Gestalt Centre in East Gosford).

Please take some time to enjoy our site and don’t hesitate to contact us via our contact form or by calling 0439 752 710 / 4363 1876.



Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice - (6 weekends including Residential)

Central Coast – East Gosford

Sydney – TBA

  • For those who want to integrate the creative Gestalt approach into their current client practice.

Suitable for counsellors, psychotherapists, social workers, psychologists, teachers, nurses, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, coaches and related professions.

 NEXT INTAKE:   March / April 2015 - Taking Enrolments now


Diploma of Counselling CHC51712 (18 months)

Central Coast – East Gosford

  • This is a basic foundation course in counselling for those who want to begin training as a counsellor / psychotherapist. There are face-to-face and self-paced components as well as a clinical component.

This Diploma is a nationally recognised VET award and is offered in partnership with our educational partner Interrelate Family Centres (RTO).

NEXT INTAKE:  APRIL 2015 -   Taking Enrolments now


Advanced Certificate of Gestalt Therapy (6 weekends including Residential)

Central Coast – East Gosford

  • Further professional development training following on from the Certificate of Gestalt Theory & Practice course.



Advanced Clinical Training -  Gestalt Therapy (6 weekends including Residential)

  • Further professional Development training in the Gestalt approach following on from the Certificate and Advanced Certificate programs.
  • This program is a mentoring and apprenticeship program with a high supervision and clinical component.

Additional Offerings

In addition to the above Training courses Terrigal Gestalt Institute offers the community an opportunity to experience Gestalt Practice in the form of:

  • Free & Low cost Counselling Clinic
  • One Day Seminars
  • Weekend Workshops
  • Professional Development Programs
  • Graduate Program
  • Free Public Forums
  • Individual Counselling / Therapy
  • Clinical Supervision

Dinah Buchanan

Counselling & Therapy sessions are available for a number of issues including stress/anxiety/grief & loss/ infertility & pregnancy loss/ personal & spiritual development /Couples Coaching

Clinical Supervision (Individual & Groups)

Contact Dinah on 0439 752 710


‘TGI Counselling Clinic’: View Brochure

Members of the public are able to access six free counselling sessions with our senior Counselling students.

‘TGI Graduate Clinic’:


Members of the public are able to access low cost sessions with our Graduate Counselling students.

Please contact Dinah on 0439 752 710 to book in for any of the above.